British Sports Launches Betting Code of Conduct - Friday 21st of April 2006

LONDON, UK – As reported by Reuters: "Britain's major sports signed a code of conduct on Wednesday to close the net on betting cheats.

"European soccer has been damaged in the last two years by match-fixing scandals in Germany and Belgium and a police investigation is underway in Britain into allegations of race-fixing in horse racing.

"…The 10 governing bodies who signed up to the code covered such sports as darts, cricket, soccer, horse racing, motor sports, greyhound racing, snooker, and rugby union and league.

"Under the code, the bodies must include provisions in their rules and regulations governing the behaviour of their members in relation to betting. Their members will be expected to avoid any conflict of interest.

"…Online bookmakers Betfair have also signed an agreement with UEFA to provide immediate information to the European governing body whenever unusual betting patterns are detected…"

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